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Lefevre Street puts Medical Lake on map

As those who live there know, you gotta' want to get to Medical Lake to visit its waterfront, trails and other elements that make the bedroom community special. There are no major highways, just...

Cheney to seek code changes

Cheney’s planning department is asking the public to weigh in on two notices of application for project work — one of which is citywide. City officials are proposing creation of an “Institutional Zone,” an amendment to Cheney’s municipal...

Cheney fire department to pursue new call software

The Cheney City Council gave its blessings to Fire Chief Tom Jenkins to pursue a contract with a software company that would bring the fire department’s medical response information system into the 21st century. Jenkins said software and fire...

Tick time

Logan Lanet carefully studies a tick he captured last Saturday during his visit to the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge's "Floods, Flowers and Feathers Festival." By dragging a large piece of cloth...

Suspect sought in T-Mobile assault

Police are seeking more information about a suspect wanted in conjunction with an assault and theft at the T-Mobile store in Cheney. According to the Cheney police incident report, at approximately 8 a.m. the owner of the store at 2742 First St....

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 7 A subject ordered by the court to surrender his weapons did so at the police department. Weapons were logged into property for keeping. A dispute over a dog was reported on the 1500 block of Ridgeview Drive. A credit card was found on...

Imagining alternatives to more war in Syria

Last month we read of yet another missile attack on Syria paid for by U.S., British, and French taxpayers as “punishment” of the Assad regime’s alleged used of chemical weapons. We could ask who made these governments judge, jury and...

Contamination anniversary

Airway Heights is hitting the one-year anniversary of the water crisis, when PFOS and PFOA chemicals from Fairchild Air Force Base contaminated two wells in 2017. The City Council was still discussing the matter a year later at the May 14 meeting...

Fillmore, Gerber take first at GNL districts to advance to state

Cheney High's boys tennis season isn't over yet as the No. 2 seed doubles team, seniors Dixon Gerber and Aaron Fillmore, placed first at the Great Northern League districts last Saturday (May 19) to...

Lady Blackhawks blank East Valley for district title

For the first time in six years, the Cheney High School softball team will be spending the first part of Memorial Day weekend doing what they’ve spent the last two-plus months doing — playing softball. The Lady Blackhawks blanked East Valley...

Two Medical Lake boy's pass sub-district test

A pair of Medical Lake boy’s golfers made the cut at last week’s sub-districts played at Chewelah. Logan Dianda, who shot a 101 and good for 16th place, as well as Nick Mason whose 110 and 24th place, each made the cut for district play that...

Blackhawk boys come up short of district title

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor When it came to team scoring in last week’s District 7 meet at Cheney High School, things didn’t work out the way the host Blackhawks boys expected. For starters, Cheney came up short in its bid for a...

Medical Lake chases limited state 1A track berths

Medical Lake expects to still have a presence at next week’s 1A state track meet at Eastern Washington University’s Roos Field. It’s just that the look promises to be different than in the past after district competition May 18–19 at...

Medical Lake's Ray advances in tennis

Playing what his coach called “lights out at the tournament,” Medical Lake senior Noah Ray finished second in last weekend’s district tournament at Mead High School and is the only Cardinal who advances to regional play May 18-19 at Hart...

Medical Lake racer Cooper's twin wins a rarity

Medical Lake drag racer Justin Cooper had a very special Sunday on May 7 at Boise, Idaho's Firebird Raceway. Not only did he drive his way to one championship at the 48th annual IGNIGTOR in the Super ...

CHS grad Berstler wins Mountain West decathlon title

U.S. Air Force Academy senior Calvin Berstler won the Mountain West Conference decathlon championship at the conference tournament in Clovis, Calif. In the process, the 2013 Cheney High School graduate helped lead the Falcons to their...

Blackhawk girls edge Pullman for District 7 track title

After winning their second consecutive Great Northern League regular-season title, the Cheney High girls track and field team followed that with another repeat - winning their second-straight...

Trip to watch EWU track at Big Sky Championships impresses me

I have been following sports for as long as I can remember, but track and field was never really on my radar before I started working in the athletics department at Eastern Washington University. I have worked at the 1B/2B/1A State Track meet at...

Writing letters is a lost art these days

Growing up with technology, I never really wrote letters to people because I could just send a text or make a phone call instead. Well that all changes when you have a loved one at basic training and writing a letter is the only form of...

Special prosecutors do nothing except spend money uselessly

Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s attempt to influence the 2016 election is getting more and more press lately. The prosecutor and his team are not actually tasked with finding out if the Russians tried to influence the election....

Cheney Girl Scouts work hits close to home

The five girls of Cheney Girl Scouts Troop 5110 want to earn the highest honor possible in Scouting - a bronze award. To do that, they must finish a project that impacts their community, and the one...

Cheney School District honors employees

The health services of Cheney School District won the Annette Grainer Team Collaboration award at the May 9 employee recognition...

Eastern Washington receives accreditation from NACEP

Eastern Washington University is officially part of a new statistic, as it is one of 19 schools nationwide to be granted first-time accreditation from National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). “It puts a stamp of approval...

West Plains Rangers 4-H club enjoys growth spurt

Toss out the notion of just what the idea of a 4-H club is all about and what kind of feedback might one expect? Surely it would most likely revolve around farms and animals. But as West Plains...

West Plains Briefs

Cheney book club set to discuss ‘A Man Called Ove’ The final meeting of the Friends of the Cheney library book group will be held on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. This month’s read is the book “A Man called Ove” by Redrik Backman. Discussion of the...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 15, 2008 Three junior girls from Medical Lake High School were picked from a pool of many candidates to attend Evergreen Girls State and would have sponsorship by the American Legion Auxiliary. The attendees included Natale Szabo...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago, weatherman H.F. Raup reported that April’s cold and wet did not help Cheney’s war-time Victory Gardens. Hail fell on three days, there were 13 days of rain, and even a dust storm that slowed gardeners’ progress. Learn...

churches

Cheney Congregational Church We would like to have you check us out some Sunday soon. Stay for “coffee hour” and get acquainted over refreshments. We think you’ll be glad you did. Pastor David Krueger-Duncan’s second sermon in the series...

Dennis Myers

Dennis Myers, 66, passed away May 9, 2018 at his home at Fish Lake. Dennis was born Dec. 23, 1951 in Spokane. He was a manager/barkeeper at D. J.’s Tavern at Fish Lake when it opened in 1973, and worked there until it closed in 1995. He acquired...

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